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Aenaon - Cendres Et Sang

Aenaon - Cendres Et Sang

Label : Code 666 | Archive under black metal

Release type: Full-length CD

Roel de Haan : Aenaon is a Greek avant-garde black metal band that has landed a deal with Code666 who arguably are the leading label for "weird” metal. Their debut full-length 'Cendres Et Sang' is a rather schizophrenic affair. The band plays around with styles and moods quite a bit. For instance: the crushing black metal is sometimes intervened by pure jazz-segments. Saxophone included. The band pulls it off without sounding contrived or pretentious. The black metal segments reminded me of Code and sometimes recent Shining. The songs themselves are complex but catchy and simultaneously quite aggressive. Intensity levels are high throughout the album, this is pretty heavy but also groovy stuff, also due the excellent production. The records biggest strength is the way the great diversity and experimentalism never compromises the flow of the music. 'Cendres Et Sang' is an original, innovative black metal album and it promises a bright future for this band. Highly recommended.

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